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The Monastic Life
October 30, 2009
The Monastic Life
There will always be a purpose to monastic life, say the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, as long as there is a need in the world for silence, prayer, simplicity, and balance.
October 30, 2009
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New Vatican Policy on Anglicans
October 23, 2009
New Vatican Policy on Anglicans
Watch National Catholic Reporter senior correspondent John L. Allen Jr. and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton discuss the Roman Catholic Church's plan to absorb unhappy Anglicans wishing to become Catholics.
October 23, 2009
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Doctors, Patients, and Prayer
October 23, 2009
Doctors, Patients, and Prayer
Doctors who pray with patients and family members "puts a sense of comfort in you," says Chris Barkley. "Normally, doctors don't do that, and it makes people feel closer to the doctor. You want them to care just as much as you do."
October 23, 2009
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Mary Setterholm
October 23, 2009
Mary Setterholm
She started a support group for women with emotional problems and histories of sexual abuse, and she wants to earn degrees in social work and theological studies to help others like them.
October 23, 2009
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Autistic Poet
October 16, 2009
Autistic Poet
An 11-year-old autistic girl writes poetry about her inner world.
October 16, 2009
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Season of Service
October 16, 2009
Season of Service
A partnership between the city of Portland, Oregon and evangelical churches has led to thousands of volunteers completing hundreds of community service projects focused on schools, hunger, homelessness, health, poverty, and the environment.
October 16, 2009
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Abortion and Health Care Reform
October 16, 2009
Abortion and Health Care Reform
"Abortion is a health service, " says Rev. Debra Haffner, director of the Religious Institute. "Abortion is a morally objectionable activity," says Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
October 16, 2009
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Abortion and Health Care Reform Extended Interviews
October 16, 2009
Abortion and Health Care Reform Extended Interviews
Watch more of Kim Lawton’s interviews with Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, and Rev. Debra Haffner, executive director of the Religious Institute.
October 16, 2009
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October 16, 2009: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson on Theology and Nuclear Weapons
October 14, 2009
October 16, 2009: Tyler Wigg-Stevenson on Theology and Nuclear Weapons
Watch Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, founding director of the Two Futures Project, discuss nuclear disarmament from a Christian perspective.
October 14, 2009
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Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize
October 9, 2009
Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize
In his response to receiving the peace prize, the president said "we must pursue a new beginning among people of different faiths and races and religions, one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect."
October 9, 2009
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End of Life Decisions
October 9, 2009
End of Life Decisions
"I want to just go peacefully. The only medications I want are going to be the ones that would comfort me. That’s all I want," says Jill Steuer, a nurse with advanced-stage breast cancer who has decided to stop any kind of treatment and receive hospice care.
October 9, 2009
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A Serious Man
October 9, 2009
A Serious Man
Set in 1967, the story centers on a Jewish physics professor in the Midwest, Larry Gopnick, who looks to his faith to make sense of his personal and professional calamities.
October 9, 2009
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